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The Friday 5: February 28th

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The Brady Chronicles

It has been well-document that Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady will enter the open market when the NFL Free Agency period opens up on March 18. Up until now, most people – and by most people, I 100% mean me – thought the six-time Super Bowl Champion would ultimately stay in New England. But now…

ESPN’s Jeff Darlington has reported that Brady is going into free agency with the feeling that he could be in a new uniform next season. Deep breaths, Patriots Fangirl. Deep Breaths.


NFL Players and Owners are Bargaining

Earlier this week, NFLPA representatives voted 17-14 to bring a vote on the proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement to the full NFL membership. Last week, the owners voted, but not unanimously, in favor of the CBA. 

Among other things, aspects of the new deal include a 17-game season, more roster spots and increased revenue for players. Numerous players, including Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and Aaron Rodgers have spoken out against the deal, letting the public know they voted No, as they believe the new agreement does not properly address the health and well-being of the players. 

In order for the agreement to go into effect this year, a simple majority of players has to vote in favor of the deal. The current CBA agreement expires after the 2020 season.


NFL Combine

Meanwhile, the NFL Combine is taking place this week in Indianapolis as teams prepare for the 2020 NFL Draft. 

While in Indy, it was discovered that LSU TE Thaddeus Moss, son of Randy Moss, has a Jones fracture in his right foot. Moss will need surgery which will come with a recovery time of about six to eight weeks.

This draft class is among the deepest at wide receiver, like ever, and last night, they got to show off their need for speed, running the 40-yard dash. Alabama WR Henry Ruggs III ran a 4.27 and then an unofficial 4.31. He just missed beating out now-Bengals’ receiver John Ross’ record-breaking time of 4.22.

Ohio State DE Chase Young will not be participating in any on-field workouts for his position group this week, but he has still proclaimed himself to be the best player in the draft. I can’t really argue with this statement because he is far and away the best player in this year’s draft.


The King vs Zion

When veterans meet rookies. Earlier this week, NBA fans witnessed old school vs. new school, when LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers took on Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center.

LeBron got the best of this one, with the Lakers coming out on top, 118-109. James had 40 points and Williamson had 29, with nine of those points coming in the fourth quarter. Williamson showed off the physical aspects of his game, while James reminded everyone that the veteran knows how to close it out and win. That’s what happens when you’re King.


Joel Embiid Sidelined

As the Philadelphia 76ers head west to take on the Clippers, the Lakers and the Kings, they’re going to have to do it without center Joel Embiid.

Embiid sprained his left shoulder in Wednesday night’s loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The good news: there’s no structural damage. The bad news: Embiid will miss at least a week, and the Sixers are already without guard Ben Simmons for at least two weeks. Also, the 76ers, who currently hold the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference, are 9-21 on the road. Good luck guys.

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

I created Fangirl Sports Network as a place for female sports fans to follow their favorite teams with content and coverage that speaks directly to females. It started with one and then eight and now 32 NFL Fangirls and 15 NBA Fangirls.